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anti-sxsw gaza related protest“F— South by Southwest! We don’t need ’em!” shouts Fionn Reilly, lead singer of the buzzy punk band Enola Gay, named after the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. As the small but energetic crowd roars approval, his band tears into another riotous, Rage Against the Machine–influenced number on the outdoor plaza in front of Austin City Hall. Behind the stage, Palestinian flags wave in the humid breeze.This wasn’t Enola Gay’s original booking at SXSW. The band was scheduled to play official festival venue the 13th Floor in the early hours of March 14—the kind of showcase that has, in the past, helped rocket international bands such as Enola Gay to stateside notoriety or even stardom. A few days before the…

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